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 Published by Syn.Terra
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 Date Posted:   March 3rd, 2001
 Last Updated:   May 30th, 2001
 License: Artistic License
 Downloads: 3,155 total; 73 recently
 Page Views: 19,790 total
 User Rating: Give this application a rating
8.74 / 10, with 27 votes
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About Lingua:
Lingua is a multiple language translation utility. It translates words to and from English into several languages, including Latin, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Indonesian, and Portuguese. It can only do simple word and phrase translations, not entire sentences or paragraphs, but is still very useful for those times when you forget how to say "love" in Latin (it's "amare").

Lingua originally used the dictionary text files supplied by GPLTrans. I've taken it upon myself to clean up the dictionary files and have plans to expand them. These dictionary files are part of an open project, and thus, are missing many words, both esoteric and mundane, e.g. there is currently no definition for "troutslap" in Portuguese.

Lingua currently supports the following languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Romaji
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

Go to the Lingua Dictionary Updates page for more info on the dictionaries and how you can help improve them.

Latest Version
Details about this version:
- Deskbar replicant with various new features
- Much more useful and dynamic Update Dictionaries window
- Preferences panel, with multiple tabs
- Help menu in top menu bar, to reduce clutter on the File menu
- Option to automatically translate on certain control changes
- Clickable links in the "About" window
- Option to number results
- Window tab changes to reflect the current query and number of results

- "Language" menu label adjusts when files are moved in and out of the dicts subdirectory
- If the last used dictionary file is no longer in the dicts subdirectory when you run Lingua again, the "Language" menu shifts to the alphabetically topmost file
- If there aren't any dictionary files in the dicts subdirectory, all controls are disabled
- Definition text is still selectable, but no longer editable or removable
- Text in the Word box is automatically re-selected after queries

- Crashing bug if you quit during a query
- Ability to open multiple Preferences or Update Dictionaries windows
- Results appearing after where you clicked in results box during a query

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